Affordable Care Act

Do I Have to File a Tax Return?

When must I file a tax return by?

Do I have to file a tax return? This is a question many taxpayers ask during this time of year – tax time. The question is far more obsure than people believe. To fully understand, we need to consider that there are times when individuals are REQUIRED to file a tax return, and then there are times when it is to individuals’ BENEFIT to file a return (even if they are not “required” to file).

Read More

Gambling With Healthcare Premiums?

Everyone likes to gamble, play the lottery or Bingo every once in a while. Even a recreational gambler, will come across that quirk in the tax law. What quirk you wonder? That glitch that can actually cause you to pay more for your health insurance if you have gambling winnings. Yes, even if the overall result from gambling for the year is actually a loss. How on earth can this be, you wonder? 

Read More

Seniors With Medical Deductions Beware, Affordable Care Act Will Trump Them!

Seniors With Medical Deductions

One example of itemizing deductions includes the cost of medical and dental expenses. For seniors with medical deductions, these include health insurance premiums. In the past, the medical expense deduction had a limit to the amount that exceeds 7.5% of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). I know this is not the most exciting subject; yet, is important that you pay attention to this change.

Read More

Health Insurance: Ways to Deduct

Health insurance premiums, especially in the light of the Affordable Care Act have risen dramatically. It is one of the largest expenses that most individuals pay. The cost of health insurance is allowed as part of … Read More

Health Reimbursement Plans: Beware of Penalties

Health reimbursement plans and rules have been very interesting these days. They can save you a lot of money, if used appropriately. Beginning in 2015, large employers defined as those with 100 or more full-time employees … Read More